Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis

Tuesday, April 1st, 1930 Monday, August 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Ellis (McGuire)

Elizabeth Mary (McGuire) LEDDY Ellis passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019, at her home surrounded by and with the love and comfort of her family.

Betty “B”or Mrs. LEDDY as she was known to most was born April 1, 1930 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Natalie and Peter McGuire and was one of 6 children. She was predeceased by her daughter Patricia Blankfard, her husband Ronald Ellis, her fiancé Roger Small, sister, Peggy and brothers, Terry, Gary and Richard.

B lived most of her life and raised a family of 5 in Windsor Locks and once the homestead was sold after 46 years she lived with her son Jim for several years. In recent years she lived in Broad Brook with her daughter Sharon Hamilton and husband Gary. During her stay with both son and daughter she did her best to make sure they knew she wanted to be waited on and had no qualms about trying to be the boss. This led to much laughter and yes some frustration too.

Mom was caring, loving, opinionated, and liberal and had an amazing ability to make friends of all ages. She loved to say that she knew Sharon’s husband Gary before Sharon did. The Glendale home was always a gathering place for family and friends and she had no qualms about adding another plate or two for dinner, holiday celebrations were open to all and there were always blankets and pillows for a surprise sleepover. Mom was someone who listened, gave advice (whether you wanted it or not) and that extended to her kids, her friends and our friends as well. Many of our childhood and adult friends continue to be an integral part of her life to this day. Mom loved to cook in abundance, bake cakes, banana was a favorite and her brownies were the best and loved by all. Yay, Sharon learned how to make them! She often asked why we made so much food for the holidays, we said we learned from the best!

B was always ready for any and all road trips, a drive to Vermont, hanging at Hamonnasett under the pavilion, lunches out and Thursday night Cruise nights.Maine was the summer family vacation spot as children and B instilled the love of Maine in us and to this day we along with B spend summer vacations and winter get a ways in Maine. We always said YAY We’re in Maine on the bridge…… who will say it now? Our memories with mom on road trips are most precious. She loved happy hour at home, a restaurant or on the patio and was known (like Nana) to say its 5: oo o’clock somewhere.

B was proud of both her Irish and Lithuanian heritage. She volunteered and held offices at The Lithuanian Club in Windsor and The Senior Center in Windsor Locks. Additionally, she volunteered at The Network Against Domestic Abuse in her younger years.

B is survived by her children who loved her more than words can say Maureen Lee Leddy, Paul Steven Leddy and wife Joanne, James “Jim” Leddy, Sharon Hamilton and her husband Gary, son in law Patrick Blankfard, her brother Marty McGuire, and her special adopted daughter Gail Monat. In addition she is survived by the Small, Alvarez,Dougeneck and Budris families. B leaves her beloved grandchildren Shawn Thomas Leddy, Erin Beth Leddy, Ryan James Leddy, Justin Thomas Caruso and Brett Joseph Caruso and Jacob Monat. In addition, she leaves 7 great grandchildren, Caleb, Joseph, Alexis, Steven, McKenzie, Daniel and Gavin.Gavin is the only great grandchild in CT and his visit’s made B so happy in the last few months. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. We must mention her grand dogs, Lily,Lucia, and Nip and on most days you would find B with Lily in her lap, who would have thought?

Mom, thanks for raising us, loving us, giving us love, laughter and so many wonderful memories, you simply are the BEST MOM EVER! You will be missed beyond belief.

Donations to The Network Against Domestic Abuse, 139 Hazard Avenue Bldg. 3-9,Enfield, CT 06082 or The Windsor Locks Food Pantry, 50 Church St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. St Mary Church, 42 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT. Please meet at the church. Burial will immediately follow the mass at St Mary’s Cemetery. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Thursday, September 5th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Mary Church-Windsor Locks
    42 Spring St.
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    Friday, September 6th, 2019
    Please meet at the church.
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT
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Love, Marty, Marie Pompa, and others have sent flowers to the family of Elizabeth "Betty" Ellis (McGuire).
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Maureen.Sharon & Jim,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know the pain of losing her may at times feels unbearable. The memories you all shared will get you through this difficult time. Aunt Betty was a nice and generous woman. I will always remember going to her house for holiday parties or cookouts. I remember showing her a new tattoo and she would shake her head and say she didn’t like it. It became a running joke with us. I am happy I was able to see her on the day she passed and to show her the latest tattoo. Even though she didn’t say it, I could see it in her eyes. She will be truly missed.
Deborah, Scott, Nathan, Danny & Becca
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Love, Marty

May you Rest In Peace, Betty.
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Marie Pompa

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. B will forever be in my heart. Rest in Paradise.
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Susan Sales

Maureen Lee, Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You Mom will always be remembered with great affection by my family.
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Gail Monat

It brings tears to my eyes and pain to my heart knowing that you are gone. I will always have great memories of the great family times you openly accepted me in with open arms. Thank you for being part of the adoption of my son and adding him to your grandchildren list. You were a wonderful person and I will forever miss you.
You have wonderful daughters and a wonderful son that took great care of you
Rest in peace and my prayers 🙏 go out to you and your family for such a significant loss.
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